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21  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Eat your fruits and veggies! on: June 21, 2017 06:32:40 AM
I've made a few more things for my daughter's bday present this month. A handful of berries, a broccoli (learned a new stitch, bobble! PITA lol), a mini pumpkin, and a wedge of watermelon (this one gave me the most trouble).

22  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pizza! on: June 12, 2017 08:45:36 AM
I mostly winged this one.

I pretty closely followed this free pattern for the crust on the Jennie Designs site. I liked how the edge is a 3D roll of dough. I did increase the size and I may have added a few stitches here and there to get it big enough to hold the toppings I'd made. It's worked from wide to narrow which I wanted to try just to get a feel for that method of shaping.

The cheese is a free pattern by Twinkie Chan and is worked from the point up. This did not fit my dough at all so I added many stitches along the way to get it the right size. It was cool to try the technique though, I'm glad I did the wedges both ways.

When searching for images I saw a few slices with cheese that had an organic looking edge that I liked more than the static half circles. This one and this one are cute. I just did an increase, decrease edge and filled the negative space in with red for sauce.

My toppings are fairly straight forward except for the mushroom, I can share the pattern if anybody is interested (I couldn't find one I liked online for free). I'm not so sure about the colour of that pepperoni though, bit too purple Tongue.

Finished a second piece just now. The size difference is what happens when you just wing it, ha ha. Oh well, really pizza isn't exactly the same either.

I like the wonky sauce & cheese edges.
23  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Mushrooms on: June 11, 2017 07:45:12 PM
I looked for a free pattern but couldn't find one I liked the look of. Here are a few I tried, is there one that's better than the other? I can write the best one out to share Smiley.
24  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Garden veggies on: June 10, 2017 06:19:40 AM
No patterns, just looking at things online & trying to figure out the how-to.

The asparagus tips are a sloppy sort of picot stitch (3 single crochet, the last slip stitched into the first to make a knobbly little bump).

The mushrooms looked like peanuts, lol, the gills are stitched in such a way to compress & shape the cap.

I tried a few different veggie tops.

And leaves.
25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Hairy, scary moth man on: June 09, 2017 12:12:27 PM
Made for Glamis in the recent I Love Monsters swap.

I scoured the internet for inspiration then set about trying to figure out how to piece him together.
He's got a double set of antennae, feathery bits and shaped wire painted with bronze nail polish. The ends are thread wrapped and inserted next to his beady little eyes. The legs are thread wrapped pipecleaners coated in glow-in-the-dark puffy paint, the ends dipped in gesso &/or coated in the same bronze nail polish. They are attached with vintage buttons, I thought that lent a rather whimsical feel to an otherwise bizarre looking item.

The wings are made with some of my favourite new fabric and are edged in wrapped wire as well so they can be shaped. They're stitched in place down the back with a button added, there's a loop on the button for hanging him up.

His body has a fuzzy fun fur chest and also a segmented belly which was made by stitching on rows of hand spun wool yarn. I wasn't sure what sort of expression to give him so darkened the eye sockets and stitched the mouth last. I kinda love it, it's so horrible in a simple sort of way.

I had a hard time sending him off and when I told him he was going to be shut up into a box and mailed all the way to Germany, well, he wasn't so sure he wanted to leave either Cheesy.
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Lined project baskets. on: June 07, 2017 04:49:43 PM
I finally, finally made something for myself, yay!
I bought these 2 baskets to help keep the mess by my side of the bed tidier but they both had pully little sticky outty snaggy bits that ruin nice work so they needed liners.

This is nice and big for balls of yarn.

The smaller one has an underlayer of fleece so I can stick pins and needles into the sides.

I used some of my favourite fabric for them both, this one is so funny Cheesy.

27  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Burger, burger, bacon cheese burger! on: June 06, 2017 12:42:19 PM
I'm going to keep making these until I get them perfect. Just like real cooking!

Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, red onion.

Mmm, yum, burgers! I made 2 so the kids won't argue over them Tongue

I'm not thrilled with the cheese...

But the bacon is great!
28  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Felt twinchies, endless good fun stuff! on: May 31, 2017 06:24:11 PM
These were an enormously good time to make, I really enjoyed them incredibly. Thank you so much Roler for the introduction to a fabulously fun and addictive new little craft!

Sea horse and a monogrammed thimble.
Sock monkey and what was supposed to be an octopus but at such a scale is more like a kraken.

Potter themed squares.
Owl and flying key.

A radish for Luna's favourite earrings and 1/2 of her glasses.

SheepBlue's avatar because it is soo cute!

Kawaii breakfast foods.

The last set I sent off, cute farm animals, a narwhal and a typewriter.

Sign ups on are for the next round if you are so inclined Wink.

29  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / A question about shaping. on: May 31, 2017 07:20:50 AM
I'm trying to crochet toast. I have the shape down but making it more 3-D and less like a single layer coaster type thing is eluding me. If I just see an example of how to build this sort of shape I can figure it out on my own but not knowing a lot of stitches or construction methods is stymieing my efforts so far.

See this lemon slice?
I'm assuming it's 2 slices stitched together but how to make the edge squared off like that?

See these treats?
So square for a stuffed shape. Likely cardboard to stabilize it, I can figure that part out. What I want to know is how to do that square edge join.

Thanks for any input Smiley.
30  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crocheted play food, lots o' pics! on: May 31, 2017 06:38:52 AM
Delicious salad.


Different shapes of lettuce.

Bacon and eggs!

Everybody always wants more bacon.

A carrot.

Let's play with our food!

I love crochet Smiley.

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